Histories of the Martin, Wilson, Bloom, & Ahola Families

Harwood, Joanna

Female 1642 - 1711  (68 years)


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  • Name Harwood, Joanna 
    Born 10 Dec 1642  Boston, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Record says 10th day of 10th month. [old style] [1]
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1648 - 1673  Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Rehoboth was first settled in 1643, and the center of the first Rehoboth settlement where Roger initially lived (known as the Ring of the Green) is not in present day Rehoboth, but is now in the Rumford neighborhood of the city of East Providence, Rhode Island. The shift occurred in two steps: (1) In 1812 the Town of Seekonk Massachusetts was created from the western half of the Town of Rehoboth, and the Ring of the Green was then in Seekonk. (2) In 1862 the western half of Seekonk was given to Rhode Island and named East Providence as part of a solution to a boundary dispute between Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The Ring of the Green was then in East Providence (see the map under documents below and the East Providence Historical Society page http://ephist.org/ring-of-the-green/ ).
      Although Best published his genealogy of the Amidon family in 1904, it appears that he was unaware of the 1862 boundary decision.
    Died 1 Jul 1711  Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Joanna's burial place is unknown. The entries on findagrave.com for Roger Amidon and his wives Sarah and Joanna Harwood say they were buried in the Village Cemetery in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. This is the wrong place because the Village Cemetery was established in 1773 and the earliest known burial was in 1774. The present day location of Joanna's death is probably near the "Ring of the Green" in East Providence, Rhode Island, or at Roger's property in present day Attleborough. She almost certainly would have been buried locally (see notes on Roger Amidon's page). [2, 3]
    Person ID I2321  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2021 

    Father Harwood, George 
    Mother Jane 
    Family ID F909  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Amidon (Amadowne), Roger,   d. Prob 11 Nov 1673, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 27 Dec 1668  Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Amidon, Philip,   b. 26 Jan 1669/70, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1747, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Amidon (Amadowne), Henry,   b. 24 Jan 1670/1, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Amidon (Amadowne), Mehitable,   b. 27 Aug 1672, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F813  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Dec 1642 - Boston, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Dec 1668 - Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1648 - 1673 - Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jul 1711 - Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S346] Boston, MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015), Vol. Boston: p.13, https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1646/rd/30233/13/723597139.
      Joanna of George & Jane Harwood born 10th day 10th month [10 Dec 1642]

    2. [S202] findagrave.com, Memorial # 175470479.

    3. [S336] History of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, 1643 - 1918, George H Tilton and Leonard Bliss, Jr., (Pub. by author, Boston, 1918), p.275.

    4. [S315] Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850, Rehoboth, Vol. 1, Deaths, p. 791 .